Understanding Child Support Obligations In Georgia

It is the responsibility of both parents to provide financial support for their children's needs, and that responsibility does not cease if they get divorced or were never married. Georgia law is clear with regard to these matters, and parents can suffer severe consequences if they fail to fulfill their obligations.

At Garner and Still, our attorneys represent clients throughout Gwinnett County and the surrounding area in a wide array of child support matters. Whether you are the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf.

How Child Support Is Calculated

Georgia has implemented a set of statutory guidelines that include all of the factors used to calculate child support, including the income levels of both parents, the number of children needing support, special needs and other key considerations. The court has the discretion to depart from these guidelines if circumstances merit or if the parents agree on different terms.

We work hard to secure a child support order that fully provides for the children's needs without placing an unfair financial burden on our clients. We are thorough in our preparation, performing our due diligence with regard to obtaining complete income information for both spouses and working to ensure that any special circumstances for both the parents and children have been addressed.

Enforcement And Modification Of Child Support

We also represent clients on both sides of enforcement and modification matters. If your spouse is not making payments according to the child support order, we can help you petition the court to ensure compliance. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since your divorce and you feel that a modification would be appropriate, we will review your case and represent you if we feel that conditions support such a request.

Discuss Your Child Support Questions With A Lawyer

Contact our Lawrenceville office to discuss your child support questions and learn more about how we can help you. We offer a limited free initial consultation to all new clients. Call 678-987-8312 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment.